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Hubert H. Harrison The Negro and the Nation 1917



Hubert H. Harrison
The Negro and the Nation
(Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company
2305 Seventh Avenue, New York
1917


In August 1917, shortly after founding the first organization (The Liberty League) and the first newspaper (The Voice) of the “New Negro Movement,” Hubert Harrison completed his first book -- The Negro and the Nation.

The book was published by the Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, which was headed by Barbados-born Orlando M. Thompson (a future Vice-President of the Black Star Line) and included Barbados-born Richard B. Moore (a Socialist and bibliophile and future Communist and Scottsboro Boys orator) as a part owner.

Harrison was at a highpoint in popularity and the book's "Introductory" described in detail how the World War had quickened the development of race consciousness. The book then reprinted some of Harrison's early articles -- "The Black Man's Burden" (1912), "Socialism and the Negro" (c. 1912), "The Real Negro Problem" (c. 1912), "On A Certain Conservatism in Negroes" (1914), "What Socialism Means To Us" (1912), and "The Negro and the Newspapers" (c. 1910-1912).

In the "Preface" Harrison explained that the reprinted articles helped to describe “the present situation of the Negro in present day America” and showed” how that situation re-acts upon the mind of the Negro." He emphasized that such exposure was the "Negro's" immediate "great need."

In the “Preface" he also indicated that he planned, in the near future, to write a book "on the New Negro" which would "set forth the aims and ideals” of the new movement “which has grown out of the international crusade 'for democracy -- for the right to have A VOICE in their own government' -- as President Wilson so sincerely put it."

In 1919 Harrison would edit The New Negro: A Monthly Magazine of a Different Sort -- “intended as an organ of the international consciousness of the darker races -- especially of the Negro race.”

Then, in 1920, Harrison did complete that second book -- When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World (The Porro Press, 513 Lenox Ave, New York, August 1920). In the “Introductory” to that work Harrison writes: “It is hardly necessary to point out that the AFRICA of the title is to be taken in its racial rather than its geographical sense.”

To read The Negro and the Nation CLICK HERE

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"The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy" "How Class Works Conference, 2014"

Thursday, June 5, 2014,
2:30 PM
Panel Discussion on "Race and Class: The White Experience" at the "How Class Works Conference, 2014." Panelists include:

Jeffrey B. Perry, independent scholar, and Sean Ahern, Movement of Radical Educators, "The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy"

Tina M. Bampton, State University of New York at Buffalo, "A Resemblance of Privilege: White Working Class Marginalization in the American Academy"

Andrew Levison, contributing editor, "The Emerging Democratic Majority and The Democratic Strategist, When Commentators Call White Working Class Americans 'Conservative' it is the Result of a Misunderstanding: The Critical Distinction between Conservatism and Cultural Traditionalism"

Christopher Cimaglio, University of Pennsylvania, "'Middle-America Personified': Macomb County, Michigan and the Discourse of the White Working Class Swing Vote in Political Media."

For information on the Conference, which will be held June 5-7, 2014 at SUNY, Stony Brook, CLICK HERE

To read "The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy" ( Cultural Logic" by Jeffrey B. Perry in PDF format CLICK HERE and go to TOP LEFT or CLICK HERE
To read it in text format CLICK HERE

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"Hubert Harrison The Voice of Harlem Radicalism"by Jeffrey B. PerryVideo of Presentation Online at Boston Neighborhood News TV "Around Town"Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:30 PM (EDT)



Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
March 11, 2014, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Originally Held at the
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


To view the program live tune in to "BNN TV's News & Information Channel: Comcast 9 / RCN 15" or tune in to the BNN TV video library online by CLICKING HERE

This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi Jones.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. CLICK HERE

For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE and HERE

Note: The presentation and Q and A lasted over 2 hours. The TV station edited it down to this length. There was much more presentation and discussion. Also, the crowd was remarkable since the event was at the highpoint of the big snowstorm, the governor was telling people to stay off the roads, and the public library closed early (only leaving a door open to the auditorium where this event was held). Those who made it to and stayed through the event were determined and this was manifested in their interest during the presentation, the lengthy Q and A period (some of which was cut), and much informal discussion that went on into the evening.
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The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy


"The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights
from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen
on the Centrality of the Fight
Against White Supremacy"
by Jeffrey B. Perry

Cultural Logic, 2010

To read the article as standard text CLICK HERE

To read in PDF format CLICK HERE and go to TOP LEFT or CLICK HERE

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"Hubert Harrison The Voice of Harlem Radicalism"by Jeffrey B. PerryVideo of Presentation Online at Boston Neighborhood News TV "Around Town"Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 11 PM (EDT)



Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
March 9, 2014, 11 PM (EDT)
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Originally Held at the
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


To view the program live tune in to "BNN TV's News & Information Channel: Comcast 9 / RCN 15" or tune in to the BNN TV video library online by CLICKING HERE

This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi Jones.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. See http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/radicalization-ray-richardson-suspicion-still-surrounds-death-black-activist-tv-producer

For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICKHERE and HERE

Note: The presentation and Q and A lasted over 2 hours. The TV station edited it down to this length. There was much more presentation and discussion. Also, the crowd was remarkable since the event was at the highpoint of the big snowstorm, the governor was telling people to stay off the roads, and the public library closed early (only leaving a door open to the auditorium where this event was held). Those who made it to and stayed through the event were determined and this was manifested in their interest during the presentation, the lengthy Q and A period (some of which was cut), and much informal discussion that went on into the evening.
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"In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy" Theodore William Allen



To read "In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy" ("Cultural Logic," Vol. I, No 2, Spring 1998) by Theodore William Allen by CLICK HERE

For additional writings, audio, and video by and about Theodore W. Allen CLICK HERE

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"The Life of Hubert Harrison" A Discussion with Jeffrey B. Perry Center for Marxist Education

Jeffrey B. Perry on
"The Life of Hubert Harrison"
Center for Marxist Education
Cambridge, MA
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Presentation Filmed by Doug Enaa Greene
Contact persons
Joe Ramsey, Casey Doyle, and Doug Enaa Greene.



For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE!

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The Invention of the White Race by Theodore W. Allen Slide Presentation/Talk (Video) by Jeffrey B. Perry


Jeffrey B. Perry -- Slide Presentation/Talk on
The Invention of the White Race (Verso Books) by Theodore W. Allen
with special emphasis on Vol. II: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America.
Hosted by “The Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen Society”
Filmed by Fred Nguyen on January 31, 2013
Brecht Forum, New York City
.


Note -- On this cold January night in 2013 the Brecht Forum, when it was still located in lower Manhattan, had no heat. The standing room only audience is testimony to the interest in Theodore W. Allen's important work and the struggle against white supremacy. For more on Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race CLICK HERE!

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"Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen and the 'White Race' As a Ruling Class Social Control Formation" Video Interview with Jeffrey B. Perry Interview conducted by Ingemar Smith

Jeffrey B. Perry
on
"Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen
and the "white race" as a Ruling Class Social Control Formation
Interview conducted by Ingemar Smith
Morehouse College
March 4, 2010
Hosted on You Tube by Nana Akosua Baakan Agyiriwah




For additional information CLICK HERE!
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"Hubert Harrison The Voice of Harlem Radicalism" by Jeffrey B. Perry Video of Slide Presentation/Talk February 15, 2014

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video widely available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. See HERE

For additional information on Hubert Harrison see HERE and see
HERE


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